A woman in Dagenham has been left fighting for her life after a random attack with a knife.
A 29-year old woman suffered multiple stab wounds on her head and body in what police described as an” extremely brutal” attack.
She was attacked at 21:40 GMT on Monday after getting off a bus in Krithia Road, Dagenham.She was just yards away from her house.
Police say that they believe it was a stranger who carried out the attack but is”keeping an open mind”.
Passers attempted to help the woman, who remains in a critical condition in a hospital in East London.
Police would like to get all the information they can.
DCI Gary Holmes, of Homicide and Major Crime Command, told BBC London: “This is a really brutal and horrific stabbing of a young lady coming home from work.
“That attack has left her in a terribly critical condition, currently in hospital in a life-threatening condition and we are desperate to locate the person who committed… that attack.”